Natural Ways of Relieving Pain
If you have ever experienced chronic pain or long term illness, you will know that pain is not something that is easy to live with. There’s no getting used to it, no matter how long it lasts. Medical professionals have invested hundreds of years’ worth of research into how to best relieve pain, and yet there are still unanswered questions when it comes to this area of medicine.
If you regularly experience pain due to injury, illness or a chronic condition, you might be in search of an alternative method of pain relief. Hospital-prescribed pain relief can be extremely helpful, but there are downsides, such as addiction and financial difficulty.
In today’s post, you will learn some natural ways to relieve pain that are said to work wonders for people all around the world.
Although a somewhat controversial subject, marijuana has been used for decades as a form of self-medication. Now, in some parts of the world, doctors are even able to prescribe marijuana-based products, and consumers can buy them in stores.
The cannabis plant has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe aches and pains. Although it’s not for everybody, using CBD (an oil extracted from the cannabis plant) or traditional marijuana works wonders for some users with chronic pain. If you are concerned about how it might look to the people in your life, you don’t have to tell them! Your method of pain relief is private to you. You can invest in a “doob tube” that discreetly stores your marijuana in a simple case.
Massage is regularly sold as a spa-day kind of treatment, but in actual fact, massage has powerful healing properties for pain. Masseuses are able to correct postural issues over time, as well as improving lymphatic drainage, stimulating circulation and providing muscle relaxation – all of which can contribute to low pain overall.
Turmeric is a herb that is used medicinally for all sorts of ailments, including arthritis, IBS, menstrual cramps and skin problems. A powerful anti-inflammatory, turmeric can soothe irritated areas of the body if consumed daily in tea, tablet form, or in delicious recipes.
4. Gentle movement
There’s a well-known phrase: “Movement is medicine.” Gentle movement can be an antidote to things like rheumatoid arthritis, poor digestion, or an acute injury. Doing vigorous exercise is unlikely to help with chronic pain, but slow, controlled movement such as tai chi, yoga or even walking can be a great natural pain remedy.
In a similar way to massage, physiotherapy can help solve acute problems, such as bad posture, pain after injury, or stiffness caused by illness. Working with a physiotherapist who can give you at-home exercises is always worth the investment if you experience large amounts of pain.
If you are struggling to find medical pain relief that works for you, why not try any of these five natural pain remedies? Always consult a physician before trying any of these natural pain treatments, as not all of them will be suitable for every person with chronic pain.
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